My favorite local used bookstore is a place called Mary’s Paperbacks in Warwick, RI. I go in there every couple of months with a bag of my unwanted books, and exchange them for credit to use in the store. This past time I went, I found a bunch of really great finds that I couldn’t wait to share with you guys.
I was supposed to not be buying any books this month, and I guess I kind of failed at that. I’ll talk more about why I didn’t stick to my goal in my September Book Haul next week.
Crank by Ellen Hopkins
This book isn’t in very good condition, but it was the cheapest one that I got, and I’ve been wanting to read an Ellen Hopkins book for a while now. I’m still not sure if I’m going to like a book that’s written in verse, but it has such rave reviews on Goodreads that I feel like I need to at least give it a shot.
Graceling by Kristin Cashore
I couldn’t believe my luck when I saw this one! It’s not in awesome condition either, but I’ve really been wanting to read it, so I don’t care what it looks like! I’m really excited to start this series; I’ve heard such awesome things about it. I haven’t read any of this kind of fantasy besides the Song of Ice and Fire series, so I’m really interested to delve a little bit more into the genre.
Spirit Bound (Vampire Academy #5) by Richelle Mead
When I found this book, I was both really excited and thought it was pretty funny. First of all, it’s a hardcover in practically perfect condition, so I was very happy about that. But I also remembered how, when I went to my library’s book sale last weekend, I bought one of the Vampire Academy series book in hardcover and was complaining how I now had two softcovers and one hardcover, so they didn’t match. Well, now I have two softcovers and two hardcovers! I’m not sure if this is better, or worse, haha 😉
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
I’ve been wanting to read this hyped-up modern classic for a while now, so when I saw a pristine paperback copy at the bookstore, I just had to add it to my pile. I probably won’t get around to reading this one for a while, but I’m glad that it’s now part of my collection.
Insatiable by Meg Cabot
Honestly, I’m not really even sure why I got this one. It doesn’t have very good ratings on Goodreads, and it’s another vampire book. But, for some reason, I just couldn’t not get it. It was only three dollars and I kind of fell in love with this beautiful cover, and I’ve always been a fan of Meg Cabot’s work. Even though I don’t have high hopes for it, I’m hoping that it’ll end up surprising me.
Belong to Me by Maris de los Santos
This is a book that I would definitely consider to be “chick lit,” which is a genre that I try really hard to stay away from. I’m not a fan of contemporary literature in general, and the fact that it’s adult fiction makes it even worse. To be honest, I have read my fair share of it, as it was something that I gravitated to in high school. But I decided to make an exception for this book, as it came highly recommended from a blog acquaintance, Heather from Then Heather Said.
I’m really happy with all of my purchases I made at the used bookstore. Have you read any of these? What did you think?